Wednesday, October 13, 2010

7 Kids College Fund Challenge - Flowers and Layers

Now this is my sort of a challenge this week at 7 Kids College Fund Challenge Blog!! My cards usually weigh a ton with all the layers and some flowers tend to almost always sneak on...mysteriously.

As the autumn with all it's damp and resulting colds/flu is upon us, I decided to make a standby Get Well card. Whiff Of Joy has the most adorable Get well collection and I used SICK HENRY I just received from my wonderful blog friend Dorcas. By "just received" I mean - out of envelope, quickly coloured with Prismacolor pencils and onto a card. lol

The papers are from Sassafras Lass, all paper pierced and faux stitched with Sakura Stardust pen. Flowers are from Prima, perked up with wooden buttons and raffia. BTW, if ever you want to work with raffia then GLUE GUN IS YOUR FRIEND!!! :D

All the edges are sponged with Vintage Photo distress ink, corners and sentiment circle finished off with little pearls.

I used a sketch from WOJ Challenge because it was just what I needed - loads of layers! :)

I'd like to enter following challenges:
Crafty Pad - Make Something for a Friend
Stamptacular Sunday Challenge - Buttons, Flowers & Friend
Kaboodle Doodles - Celebrate the Colors of Fall
Charsima Cardz - Autumn Colors
If the Shoe Fits - Don't Stress, Distress
Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge - Distressing

Thanks for looking and happy crafting
Hugs


48 comments:

Marlene said...

Awww..such a cute image, and such a BEAUTIFUL card. I know if I was sick and received something like that, I'd be well in a heartbeat! :)

Stacey G.- 2 Craf-t-4u said...

Hi Annika! I am a friend of Dorcas. she introduced me to your work. This card is fantastic! I love the layers and all of the pretty flowers. Your coloring is really good. I am just starting with the Prisma pencils. Really nice card!

Viv said...

This is so cute!!!!! Love this little sickie and the raffia looks fab Annika! I can picture you walking around with a glue gun in a holster, waiting to stick anything and everything! Hahahaha!!

Kylie said...

Gorgeous Annika! I love the papers and Henry won't be ill for long with all of the brightness and cheer on your gorgeous card!
Hugs
Kylie

Ageeth Holster said...

And you did it again Annika, wonderful coloured and colourful card!
Hugs Ageeth

Sandra said...

Gorgeous card Annika...such a cute WOJ image and coloured perfectly too!...love all your flowers and raffia...lovely work.

Have a lovely day
Take care
San x

Sharon Keanly said...

Love your card with all that layering. Super idea for the flowers and raffia. Overall a stunning creation. Well done Annika. Sharon

Sanna said...

Ohh... it's cute.
That poor little fellow is adorable.
Greate green colors....

Renkata said...

wow Annika, all de layers and the ribbons it's just amazing creation.
Love the colour combo of your card so fresh.

debby4000 said...

Oh wonderful adorable card Annika, beautiful details.
luv
Debby,

Michele said...

Such a gorgeous card Annika. Love the colouring of Henry and wonderful details also. Thanks for joining us this week at WOJ. Hugs Michele x

Annette said...

Gorgeous card, Annika! Adorable image & stunning colouring as usual! Thanks for joining us at SSC this week.

Vee said...

Such a wonderful and colourful design. Thanks for playing with Charisma this week. Good luck.
xx Vee

Marilyn said...

Henry is my favourite mouse! You've done him proud on this card... I love your colours & all those flowers, ribbon, stitching, papers & colouring. It's perfect!

Jill said...

Annika, what a gorgeous card. Just love that WOJ image. Thanks for joining in Kaboodledoodles this week and hope to see you again. Jill x

Dorcas said...

Oh ANnika! This is so lovely! I love all the texture and you're so good with layouts. Every card looks different. I need your help with that one. You've colored Henry to perfection. :-)

Ashley said...

MY gosh! this is so lovely i like it very much! very good job! thanks for joining us at stamptacular this week! also i'm giving away a candy so have a look at my blog!

Archies Mum said...

Lovely card, how cute is Henry. Love what you have done with your flowers

Cheryl Nelson said...

I just want to give that little mouse a hug! This card could not be cuter or sweeter! You ALWAYS do AMAZING work!

Netty said...

Fabulous and the cutest card Annika. I love how you have done the raffia its terrific. Annette x

Shirley said...

A gorgeous coloured image Annika. I love your matting and layering for your background and the papers are so pretty. Lovely flowers and the Rafia works so well for an Autumnal feel.
Thank you for joining in with our challenge at Kaboodledoodles this week and we hope to see you for our next challenge.

Shirley

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

This is gorgeous Annika!! One of my fave get well images!! Stunning coloring and design!! I so love the added raffia!!
hugs,
Chris

Manuela said...

Amazing card! ♥ I absolutely love it!

Hugs,
ⓂⒶⓃⓊⒺⓁⒶ

Therese said...

Gorgeous Annika. Your coloring is fantastic(very envious!;) I love the colors and the embesllishment. The faux stiching looks great. Hugs :)

Auntie Em said...

What a great card! Love the wooden buttons and the raffia ties. Cute ideas! Note to self:(Keep the glue gun hint in mind!)
Thanks for sharing! :o)

downrightcrafty said...

oh I am being so spoilt tonight in my commenting you see I adore Henry's.......... he is presented so beautifully too and with that little touch of distresing just perfect
Hugs Kate xx
SCSC GDT

Gemma said...

such a gorgeous card, I love all the layers and depth. Thanks for joining in this weeks challenge at Charisma Cardz! Gemma :)

CraftyC said...

Wow, its adorable Annika. Think I'm gonna have to get sick quick ROFL!
Clairexx

Julie said...

This is so very cute! I love all the embelishments,it'll cost s fortune to post lol! check out my post for today,there's another suitable challenge! Hope all's well with you,Julie.x

Lynne said...

Another stunning card Annika - just gorgeous - great image - but he looks so sad :o( needs cheering up :o) love your "wooden" buttons - fab!! xx Lynne xx

Stella said...

Oh my; another beauty. Every time I visit your blog it's always a reason for a smile on my face. You are so talented and it's lovely to look at your creations. All I can say is ohhh, ahhh and WOW!

Sylvia said...

Annika, Sorry you have been feeling off, but I think we are all tired! Your card is wonderful and I love the raffia! glue guns tend to drip on my fingers, ouch! Had not thought to try on a card!Thanks for stopping by again!

Danielle Champagne said...

Hello Annika, can't help coming over to your blog to see your lovely and inspiring creations. Wow, this little image is a darling, and your coloring brought it to life. Very beautiful stitching and layering. Love the addition of craft paper. All your little details are super cute!
In times, when we are feeling down, a friend, always brings a smile on our face...
Thank's for playing along with us this week in our Stamptacular BFF challenge. Hope to see you again soon.
Hugs,
Danielle

**Farrah** said...

Ohhh Messy One, your cards never dissapoint!! This is a beautifully crafted card, I love it!
Thanks for joining us at Kaboodle Doodles and good luck!
Farrah

Adria (I now have 3 Copics!) Slauterbeck said...

Such amazing details. I dont know what to love most about this card so i think its safe to say I love it all!!

however, I do have some conflict of emotions.. that mouse looks so sad! I feel so sorry for the little guy but then I just think he's too dang adorable to change a thing about him, LOL.

Thanks for joining me and my "BFF"s at Stamptacular Sunday Challenge!

Donna said...

Absolutely fabulous card Annika, I love all the colors going on here and the fullness of it, just how a card should be. Stunning job on the coloring too.
hugs
Donna xx

MrsK said...

Wow this is amazing Annika!Thanks for playing with the Crafty Pad this week! hugz xx

Curlybear said...

Hi Annika
OMGosh this is an amazing work of art and dear little Henry mouse so poorly, I really love the faux stitching too, its awesome, thanks for joining us at SC: 104 Distressing challenge, Good luck, Hugs Bridget ;) x. SCSC DT

Sprytebyrd said...

Wow!! Just.... WOW! This is just stunning! All the lovely detail (how long does it take you to make your cards??) Such beautiful colors and a great image! I just love it all!!! (I can provide my address if you need someone to send this to! LOL!!)
Thanks for playing with us at Stamptacular Sunday this week! Good Luck on our BFF challenge!
Hugs
Dee (Spryte)♥
Sprytebyrds Spot

Mina said...

stunner Annika, my cards seems to be going the opposite way lately and if they have less embellishments they may dissapear altogether lol...I love this poor sick Henry mouse
Mina xxx

Pat said...

Lovely card, cute image, great papers. Thanks for joining in the challenge at The Crafty Pad this week.

Pat xx

Tracey said...

this is just sooooo cute! i love what you did with the rafia, and the image is just adorable!!! thanks for joining us at If the Shoe fits...SCRAP IT!

Carla aka scrappypug said...

Well isnt that just the cutest! Love that mouse!

Wendy said...

This is just too cute!

Carolyn said...

OMG, I just love this WOJ card you made. The coloring is just perfect. What a great job. Such a perfect card for our BFF Challenge. Thanks for sharing it with us at SSC.
Hugs xx
Carolyn

Leonie said...

O this is gorgeous!! poor Henry he does look a bit worse for wear! love how you have use the buttons and raffia!! Too delish! Thanks for joining us this week at SSC for our BFF challenge.
hugs Leonie

Anne H. said...

WOW - another gorgeous card, Annika!
Lovely colors, great take on the sketch and wonderful details. Poor Henry - your coloring is fab!
Thanks for joining us at WOJ-challenges.
Hugs, Anne :)

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